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Section 8

Social Profile Data and Questionnaire Design

Responses to the scales in Section 7 are likely to vary between different types of participants and data need to be collected to understand the basis of such differences via cross-tabulation with survey responses (see Section 9). The data to be collected will reflect local contexts, the nature of respondents, programme approaches/philosophies and funders’ priorities, and what personal profile data you collect about participants during enrolment. However, for ease of data entry and analysis it is best to collect some of this information again when the respondents are completing either individual scales or a longer questionnaire, containing a number of scales.